I have circled my wagon with my tape measurer and pencil:
- the 5'r pin box appears to be extended a foot longer then it was 3 years ago
- there is hot water heater bypass valve in the forward compartment
- there is a hot water heater threaded drain plug on the heater but it is PLASTIC! i will probably use only the low gravity drain plugs as usual rather then risk stripping that plastic one.
- 10 gallon heater rather then my last two WW's which had 8
- there is a small view window on the hot water heater access door
- there is a 2 amp fuse on its circuit board !!! (easy to miss visually)
pick up some spares
- the ONAN (5500) is a little more user friendly at tune up time. It has a quick pull oil drain spigot right in front, the oil filter is very easy to access, and the airbox is front center as well
the ONAN no longer has a fuse in its compartment like my last WW/ONAN did, it now has two 30 amp breakers in the elec panel area
- 50 amp service,
IOTA converter, also has its own fuse plugged right into it, but is held on with 2 screws,
it has a bypass plug you can insert to help with quick charging the house batteries if you run them too low. I haven't read up on this, i just looked at it, i would like to know how that is working
- there is an additional 20 amp (UNLABELED) fuse in the fuse row, all the rest are labeled well in the main elec panel area
i'll bet the new (UNLABELED) one is for the slide. I will fiddle around with it
- stock tires: General ST225/75R15
i was told there was NO tire upgrade when i purchased, i now understand that at the same time i was being told NO upgrade, people have been geting factory upgrade, to 16" and I'm not sure what trailer tire is offered with the 16,
- wires for the brake dangled !! along one side of my trailer (not both)
Whats up with this??!~!!?? Are we offroaders or what???!!! Have you ever taken your offroad vehicle offroad before???! Snagged a rock?
- trailer weights:
GVWR (full load rating) the infamous 15,000
UVW (as manufactured, included gen fluids) 9,791
CCC (cargo carrying capacity) 3891
(the CCC is computed as: GVWR-UVW-full tank(s) water - full LP-gas
(there is now two 75 gallon fresh water tanks plus the 10 gallon water heater)
- there are 3 interior swivel spotlights (except for '56's rig which probably by now has 20
). they are in the living room but only one of these swivel spots is on those little switches near the front door. 2 of them ONLY have their own off/on toggle, no big deal
-the captains chairs (with the bay window upgrade) NEED some kind of padding underneath their 5 legs. one day old and i can see wear patterns on the carpet from where they sit. I'll probably put an additional square of carpet underneath them AND put pads on the 5 legs. QC dept ???????
- WW has finally moved the living room TV swivel rack forward to right near the entrance door instead of at the back of the storage rack. it was hard for multiple people to watch it before and i hope they have also made its support stronger as there were some support problems before as well.
- the clock above the front door will probably take more of my time setting it then will get use out of it, but if it was a $20 option (instead of standard) i probably would have ordered it anyway. looks nice
- the living room has a few switches more at the front door, then a few years ago. these are for the 'accent' lights, and the swivel spotlights
- there also are three toggles for the three pairs of speakers. these toggle switches are located underneath the stereo. cute. also a gas guage - finally
- the breakers which are now located on the inside (underneath the oven on the LE33) are POORLY labeled. MISLABELED and NOT LABELED. thanks. doesn't take too much to figure them out, just not everybody does that until problem time and that is a problem of it own.
hey, how about the factory labeling the elec panel better?????
- the billet model reefer appears to be bigger then models previously used. cool.
the reefer has a climate control (i'm sure Clark's Alfa has a couple) and it now has a couple other new buttons as well on the reefer. one of them is for temp compensation for when you camp in frigid freezing weather, (it once got down to 65 degrees F in Lakeside so i suspect i won't be using this button quite as much as anyone else in the U.S.)
- fit and finish is very good. All the manufacturers are turning up the steam on the toyhaulers, and i have witnessed this with WW over the years. All the models i've bought have shown improvement, and i am pleased with this one.
potential Monday mornings phone call to WW:
- why did i pay $1100 for the bay window/ swivel chair upgrade and then you didn't R&D a transluscent decal for that window since the decal covers 20% of that window ?
- whats up with the electrical brake current line dangling ? should i keep it like that??
(my first WW years ago had a dangling electrical line to the gas pump - it broke while offroad !)
- overall: the LE is solid, with or without toys it is a comforatable model
I am very pleased.